Barry Lamar Bonds ( born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California ) is a former American professional baseball player who was active in the San Francisco Giants last. Bonds was one of the best - due to his arrogance and hubris but also as one of the most unpopular - baseball player of all time. He holds numerous records of Major League Baseball, for example, with 73 home runs those for most home runs in a season. After the Giants Bonds have offered a new contract in 2008, he ended his active career.
Record holder of the eternal home run list
On 7 August 2007 Barry Bonds hit in the game against the Washington Nationals his 756th home run and since then executes the eternal Homerun List of Major League game. In the bottom of the 5th inning, he carried the ball at Full Count against pitcher Mike Bacsik in centerfield over the fence. The baseball, with the Barry Bonds has surpassed the old record of Hank Aaron in 1976, was purchased on September 15, 2007 by fashion designer and entrepreneur Marc Ecko for 752 467 U.S. dollars. Then Ecko set up a website where the public could vote, what should be done with the ball. The majority decided, as a sign of suspected doping to provide the ball through bonds with a star and to ask as the Baseball Hall of Fame are available. Bonds has vehemently opposed this project.
In the course of 2005 uncovered the BALCO affair was alleged that Bonds had for years doped with growth hormones, THG, insulin and testosterone. In November 2007, a jury decided the player to indict for perjury and obstruction of justice. It is about Bonds ' 2003 statement made in court that he had never knowingly doped. The case against him should have started already on 2 March 2009, but was delayed by requests from the prosecutor. The process was opened on March 21, 2011. On 13 April 2011, the jury declared Bonds guilty of obstruction of justice. The judge explained the process for regarding failure of the three charges against Bonds for perjury, because the jury is this, could not agree on a single opinion.